If you live in Ohio and you’re looking forward to voting in the November election, you’d better make sure you’re still registered.
In Ohio, voters who have gone four years or more without voting, get purged from the rolls and need to register all over again.
And if that’s the case, you don’t have much time.
Tuesday, October 11 is the cutoff date to register to vote, to be able to vote in the November election.
In Belmont County, Election Board Director Bill Shubat says it’s easy.
Just come to the election board office at Plaza West near Riesbeck’s in St. Clairsville and make sure you know either your driver’s license number or your Social Security number.
“They can register or if they need to change their address, they have until 9 p.,m., Tuesday, Oct. 11,” said Shubat. “We’ll be here from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. that day for anyone who would like to register or who would like to change their address. If they’ve moved from another county to Belmont County, or if they’ve moved from one local address to another, they have the opportunity to change, and we can put them into the system.”
And early voting starts Wednesday in Ohio.
You can vote at the election board office, or you can vote by mail if you call ahead and get an absentee voting application.
The phone number at the Belmont County Election Board is (740) 526-0188.
Or you can walk in and talk with someone if you have questions.
Even the homeless can register to vote.
So can convicted felons, as long as they have finished serving their sentence.